While being as active as you can is always good, everyday activities are not a substitute for exercise. They don't get your heart rate elevated for an extended period in the way that more focussed exercise, and thus don't create the same health and fitness benefits.
Also, in coming up with calorie intake recommendation, Spark has already included an allowance for typical everyday activities. So to count these things as exercise would be to double count them, and will make your long term weight loss harder.
Because the weight of a cart and stroller goes down through the wheels, not your legs, you should track this as regular walking.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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